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Falcons Assistant GM Scott Pioli steps down from role

The Atlanta Falcons will be saying farewell to a key member of its front office.

ESPN’s Field Yates first reported Thursday that Falcons Assistant General Manager Scott Pioli would be stepping down from the role to pursue other opportunities.

Falcons assistant GM Scott Pioli has decided to step down from his position. The team is aware of - and fully respects - his decision, as discussions about this have been ongoing for some time.

— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 16, 2019

The team confirmed the news, with Pioli providing the reasoning for his decision.